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A tragedy was narrowly averted in Kirkland House last night as two Sophomores attempted to emulate Ann Sheridan's life mask with a home-made concoction of plaster-of-paris.
Allen E. Trevaskis, on whom the operation was performed, was nearly parboiled as the solution hardened prematurely with considerable heat before the removing devices could be affixed. Amid agonized notes as to the high temperature that was being generated, Trevaskis's roommate, Richard E. Moot, labored desperately to devise some means of removing the mask.
The original plan had been to sink match-sticks into the plaster so that the mask could be stripped off in neat sections, but Trevaskis himself finally released the volcano-like heat by crushing the mask with his hands.
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